SWANWICK: Methodist church hosts Big Brew in aid of Traidcraft



On Saturday, March 23, Swanwick Methodist Church on Derby Road, is inviting local people to say cheers to fair trade farmers in developing countries by joining them at their Traidcraft Big Brew event.

The Big Brew at the Church will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and is part of a national initiative by Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation.

By holding a Traidcraft Big Brew, they will be raising awareness, selling Traidcraft goods and knitting small holder ‘mug hugs’ to decorate cups of fairly traded tea or coffee and raising vital funds or smallholder farmers in developing countries. They will also be hosting a cake stall and quiz games.

Vital donations are needed to support the organisation’s work, which is helping smallholder farmers who produce tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and bost beans (a local vegetable that has a high market value in her village) which helps to provide for their family. With Traidcraft involvement farmers have been trained in soil cultivation which has increased their yield and they get a better income for crops, and access to electricity and running water.

Paula Bonfield says: “This event is a great opportunity to increase awareness of Fairtrade and of the issues faced by producers in the developing world. By serving Fairtrade tea and raising funds for Traidcraft, we are helping to make a difference to the lives of producers across the world.”

For more information about the event contact Paula Bonfield, 01773 608572, paula.bonfield@talktalk.net